Despite some difficulties encountered in filling all open positions at the police department, Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Inspector Robert Scotland said additional police staffing levels are starting to kick in.
Police were given $4.6 million in additional funding to hire new officers in last year’s government budget.
“The fact that we have acquired officers to sufficiently staff some areas of the department that were previously understaffed is now allowing us to become proactive, instead of reactive,” Chief Inspector Scotland said. “This applies across the Islands and is not just limited to West Bay district.”
During a Saturday night raid on a home in West Bay, six men – ages 22 to 55 – were taken into custody.
Patrol officers, the RCIPS K-9 unit and the police helicopter pitched in to help out with the raid.
The men have not been charged. They were arrested on suspicion of consumption of a controlled drug and possession of drugs with intent to supply among other offences.
An unspecified among of ganja was recovered during the raid.